Here we are, sitting at 6-2, and have arguably over-achieved thus far this season. Here we are, getting ready for the No. 4 ranked Oregon Ducks, a team currently in the College Football Playoff top-4, to come into Rice-Eccles Stadium. This is a game the Utes are no supposed to win, they're about 9 or so point underdogs, at home. So, the way I see it, the Utes are playing with some house money, and really should go for broke tonight.
We know the defense will ball out, they always do. Special teams, not worried about them either. Offensively, Utah needs to let whom ever plays at quarterback, take some risks. Oregon is going to put up points and yards, that's a given. Utah will need to score around 35 points in this game to have a shot, in my opinion. In order to do that, Utah needs to attack this suspect Oregon defense. Not only with Devontae Booker, but Kenneth Scott, Westlee Tonga, Kaelin Clay, Bubba Poole and the rest.
Usually, games where the Utes are complete underdogs are the funnest to watch. So if you aren't going to be able to make it up to Rice-Eccles Stadium with around 47,000 of your closest friends, and one very special guest...
Salt Lake bound..... Myself E and future beard... Utah vs Oregon... Gonna be a great weekend hanging with these two. pic.twitter.com/aDpaujfaDk— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) November 8, 2014
Then get comfortable, and join us here for the open thread to chat about the game!